# Thread: Cross Check Geometry Help

1. ## Cross Check Geometry Help

I'm looking at getting the wife a CC. How do you, who bought one, figure out your size? Usually, I use the TT length if it isn't a compact frame. The CC seems, from looking, like it has a really short head tube for the size. Does that result in the bars being too low? The reason I ask is because I saw a 54 CC and the TT and DT were almost touching.

2. My cross check is a 54, I've got a 31" inseam (pants size) and I like my bars roughly level with the saddle. It takes a 17 degree stem and about 10-20mm of spacers to get there, so in my opinion it does have a slightly low head tube.

3. When I built up my GF's CC commuter I just measured the TT on a bike that fit her well and ordered up the CC frame based on that. Unless your wife has short legs the standover isn't an issue and I had no trouble getting the bars into the right position.

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This wasn't a complete though so I could mess around with parts until I she was happy.

It's her daily commuter and she loves that bike...

4. I was looking more at getting bar height up rather than stand over height.

5. Although you go two sizes up,the headtube still remains short.
For a bigger headtube get a look at the Handsome Devil:

Handsome Devil | Handsome Cycles

Or even the Pake C'mute.

6. Originally Posted by CS2
I was looking more at getting bar height up rather than stand over height.
In the photo above the bars are just above the saddle for a 5'6" girl with long legs. The stem is pointing down and I could have probably ditched 2 spacers and flipped the stem, but i wanted to err on the side of too much steerer tube than too little.

7. Originally Posted by CS2
I'm looking at getting the wife a CC. How do you, who bought one, figure out your size? Usually, I use the TT length if it isn't a compact frame. The CC seems, from looking, like it has a really short head tube for the size. Does that result in the bars being too low? The reason I ask is because I saw a 54 CC and the TT and DT were almost touching.
Got 54cm cc. Headtube really short, I just use 4cm of spacers. Used 7 degree up 100mm stem with flats, and about 25-30 degree 90mm stem now, with WTB Mountain Road Dropbar.
Btw do not use it with Crosscheck, it made only for MTBs, drops just waaaay to low for proper offroad setup.

8. Originally Posted by nameresu
Got 54cm cc. Headtube really short, I just use 4cm of spacers. Used 7 degree up 100mm stem with flats, and about 25-30 degree 90mm stem now, with WTB Mountain Road Dropbar.
Btw do not use it with Crosscheck, it made only for MTBs, drops just waaaay to low for proper offroad setup.
Thanks for the heads up.

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